Atomically Controlled Materials Engineering
Owing to its fundamental characteristics, ALD is the most powerful thin-film deposition method for controlling functional properties of surfaces and interfaces. ALD is therefore the most suitable and the most versatile method for controlling the key properties of materials for applications in energy. Due to its scalability to large batches of items to be processed, including powders, it perfectly suits for operating bulk materials like conventional battery electrode powders or sheets. At the same time, ALD enables deposition of materials and controlling the properties of them at the nanoscale, suitable for transducers, microbatteries and photoelectrocatalysts (PECs).
Our research focus areas
Sustainable, high-performance battery cathodes
We develop cobalt-free, lithium manganese oxide spinel-based cathode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries employing hydrothermal and gas-to-solid chemistries.
Additive manufacturing of 3D microbatteries
We develop bottom-up methods, especially Photo-ALD, for direct-write of battery components and wiring.
Precision-tailored catalysts for CO2 reduction and H2O splitting
We develop precision-tailored catalyst materials by novel ALD and Photo-ALD processes for photoelectrolytic CO2 reduction and H2O splitting.